Tuesday May 1, 2012

Lenox: Two join creative team at Winstanley

Kate Hyde and Erin Catharine have joined Winstanley Partners in the agency’s creative department, the firm has announced.

Hyde, who has more than 10 years of experience in graphic design, has joined as art director. She will be responsible for art direction of client projects in both traditional and interactive realms.

Hyde holds a degree in studio art from Williams College and also studied communication design at the Pratt Institute. She has worked for several agencies in New York City, and contributed to projects for clients that include Nikon, JetBlue Airlines and the New York Philharmonic. Her freelance graphic design work has been used by Crane & Co., Williams College and RN Factor Skincare.

Catharine has joined Winstanley as a copywriter. She relocated from Williamsburg, Va., and holds a degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Catherine has previously worked in similar roles for Howell Creative Group in Williamsburg, and Taradel LLC of Richmond.

Sheffield: Foundation gives nonprofits $11K

The Green Pastures Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has awarded $11,000 in grants to seven nonprofits that are located in its coverage area.

Greenagers Community Gardens received $2,000 to combine its Front Lawn Food program with a Community Garden at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, while Gould Farm received $1,500 for bulk feed storage bins to help preserve feed for their animals.


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The Southern Berkshire Regional School District received $1,000 to help students enrolled in agriculture classes at Mount Everett Regional High School tour local farms and agribusinesses; while the BNRC Agricultural Commission received 3,000 to help establish a pilot small grant program for Berkshire County Agricultural Commissions.

Project Native received $2,000 to help support their development and maintenance of interpretative native woodland, meadow and wildlife trails; the Cornwall Housing Corporation received $1,000 to help support the Cornwall Farmers Market; while the Central Berkshire Regional School District received $500 to help revitalize a greenhouse/gardening Program at Nessacus Regional Middle School.

An anonymous donor established the Green Pastures Fund at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 1999.